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You might be at risk of skin cancer (but might not know it)

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Risks

Some of our patients have had skin cancer for a long time. It might have started with a pre-cancerous sunspot on the scalp, then a basal cell carcinoma on the ear, and later a squamous cell carcinoma ...

How to avoid complications from injectables

CATEGORY: Risks, fillers, injectables, anti-wrinkle injections

Injectables like anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filers are one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in Australia today. These fast, effective and non-surgical treatments have quickly b...

Family matters: Your inherited melanoma risk

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Risks, melanoma

Did you know that skin cancer can run in the family? If you have a first-degree relative who has been diagnosed with melanoma in their lifetime, you have a 50 per cent greater chance of developing the...

Do young people need a skin cancer check?

CATEGORY: skin cancer diagnosis, Risks, skin check

There is a common misconception that skin cancer only affects older people. In reality, skin cancer can affect anyone of any age! In fact, the most common form of cancer in young Australians is melano...

Squamous cell carcinoma: An overview

CATEGORY: skin cancer, skin cancer treatment, Prevention, Risks

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer. It arises from abnormal, uncontrolled growth of the skin’s squamous cells. While most SCCs can be successfully treated if c...

Top 8 skin cancer myths you may still believe

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Risks

Australia is the skin cancer capital of the world. We have more cases per capita than any other country, with over 800,000 non-melanoma skin cancers diagnosed every year and one Australian diagnosed w...

Basal cell carcinoma: An overview

CATEGORY: skin cancer, BCC, skin cancer treatment, Risks

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer. It arises from abnormal, uncontrolled growth of the skin’s basal cells and usually develops slowly. Most BCCs are curable and cause m...

Driving your skin cancer risk

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Risks

When you think about factors that increase your skin cancer risk, you probably think of direct sun exposure, repeated sunburns at the beach, tanning by the pool, or spending endless hours outdoors. Tr...

Are skin cancer patients at greater risk of COVID-19?

CATEGORY: skin cancer, Risks

Are you at higher risk of catching COVID-19 – or experiencing more severe symptoms – if you currently have skin cancer or are a skin cancer survivor?

6 things you can do to protect your skin this week

CATEGORY: Prevention, Risks, sunscreen, skin health

With the busyness of life it is easy enough to forget to look after your skin and protect it from the sun on a daily basis. Did you know that in Australia, the levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation fro...